Language of text : French
Type of text : story book
Author or source : Ramadier & Bourgeau
Intended age of students : Key Stage 1/2 or even KS3
Source reference : 978-2-211-20606-8/05.2012
This picture book can be read as a treat to a class of any age really at the end of a lesson or you could spend a few lessons exploiting the language in it.
I want to use it because it is a fun story with an unexpected twist at the end : the wolf looks like a big bad wolf but somehow does not want to eat any of the animals/humans which he meets along the way and we find out why on the last page ! I’ll not spoil it for you !
Your pupils/children will really enjoy this story because it is original yet easy and repetitive. It also introduces them to French handwriting.
Topics or themes :
This book can be used to help teach or reinforce animals and the noises they make in French. It also refers to various fairy tales with a wolf in them.
You can also read this story as an introduction to the future tense, the imperfect, pronouns (objects), quantifiers and adjectives.
Children would really enjoy acting out this story : it is a short one so it wouldn’t take very long and can potentially involve 15 pupils ! (15 characters !)
How much time required :
Between 5 minutes and a few lessons depending on how much you want to get from it.
Have fun with it!
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